TCL announces new Google TV set to debut later this year

Lawrence Kim
January 13, 2021

Global television brand TCL just announced the rollout of a series of TCL Google TVs in 2021.

Introduced previous year alongside the Chromecast with Google TV, Google's new TV software features a revamped user interface that better integrates finding shows and movies from a host of different apps and services. Speaking about the development, Kevin Wang, CEO of TCL Industrial Holdings and TCL Electronics stated that the introduction of the TCL Google TVS will take their partnership with Google to the next level.

TCL will have televisions that run on the Google TV platform later this year. "Google TV is a more helpful and delightful TV experience that helps users find the content they love", said Shobana Radhakrishnan, Senior Engineering Director, Google TV.

TCL has offered quite a few TV models with Android TV over the years, but its USA product lineup has typically been dominated by devices powered by Roku.

A TCL spokeswoman declined to comment on which of its lines would be getting the option for Google TV or about the upgrade plan for current Android TVs, saying it will have more information to share on both "later this year". Users can even ask Google to find movies and shows, answer questions, and control smart home devices with their voice on TCL's big screens. None of these features would matter if Google had a bunch of missing gaps with supported services, so having nearly all major streaming apps integrated from day one means we get to use an actual completed product rather than a work-in-progress. Unfortunately, Google's game streaming service was not mentioned in TCL's announcement.

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